Monday, June 5, 2017
In 2010, Brittany and I spray painted and converted a van (named Vanny) into a mobile home that ran on peace, love, and good vibrations. We took the van on a 3 week road trip across the United States, headed toward the Golden State and Pacific Ocean.
In the back, we built a raised floor so we could store our stuff out of the way. We set up the back with lots of pillows and blankets. We cut out a section of the roof and installed a
Driving though the cross country with my wife was one of the best experiences of my life. We traveled West from Chicago into Wisconsin, up through S. Dakota, across the country to N. California, down the coast, and then back east through Arizona, Colorado, Nebraska, Iowa, and then back to Illinois.
The entire trip took about 3 weeks. We took our time, stopping wherever and whenever we wanted. If we wanted, just pulled over on the side of the road and slept in the back of the van.
It was on this trip that we fell in love. We went on the trip after only dating for 2 months. Now, nearly 8 years later, we are married and back in the Golden State. This trip brought us together in unimaginable ways. I will never forget this amazing adventure.